Snellville residents looking for exercise and fresh air during the days of the COVID-19 quarantine don’t have to look further than T.W. Briscoe and Oak Road parks.
Snellville’s two city parks offer miles of safe and clean walking trails through scenic terrain, the perfect way to exercise and enjoy the outdoors.
Snellville Parks and Recreation staff members are still hard at work during the Coronavirus shutdown to keep the parks clean and safe.
SPD Director Lisa Platt said while the park offices, playgrounds and pavilions have been closed, the walking trails are open to visitors and are quite popular. From 5 – 9 p.m. over a 10-day period since the state’s Emergency Order has been put in place, more than 100 people enjoy the trails each weeknight. That number doubles on weekend nights.
“And those numbers are only people using the sidewalk/fitness trail,” Platt said. “Some are in parking lots with their kids riding bikes. Those are pretty large numbers and just shows that people still need to get out. Our staff is present to make sure people are keeping the social distancing rules. We will of course continue to serve our citizens in any way we can, even in these unprecedented times.”
Even though visitors have access to the trails and open fields, they should still follow CDC guidelines and remain six feet or more apart.
T.W. Briscoe Park is located at 2500 Sawyer Parkway. Oak Road Park is located on Oak Road near Mountain View Road. Both parks are open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.